Name: Chris Rea
Position: Goalkeeper
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 10/27/1991
Hometown: Great Britain
High School: Millfield High School
College: University of Exeter
Team/Club: Exeter University Men’s Hockey Club
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2012 World League Round 1 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Silver - 2009 Pan American Cup (Santiago, Chile)
  • 5th - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • 5th - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 7th - 2015 World League Round 2 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Boston, Mass.), European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2014: Summer series against Argentina, Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2012: Joined U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Personal: Son of Michele and Craig Rea...Siblings are Simon and Caitlin...Nickname is Readar...Began playing field hockey in 1998...Charity Involvement: His clothing brand, YoungOnes Apparel, donates money to for every pair of sunglasses sold...Game Day Ritual: "Keep a boiled egg in my pocket."...Favorite Sports Quote: "If you're not first, you're last."...Best Words of Advice: "You’re only young once. Just do it."
For Rea, field hockey was a no-brainer considering his entire family and friends participated in the sport. His father even coached Rea’s team to win the U-13 National Championship, only the start of an impressive sport career. At the age of 14, Rea reached a pivotal point in his hockey career when he received a hockey scholarship to attend Millfield School, a top-notch sports boarding school in England. During his tenure there, he received high level coaching and was able to practice every day, enabling him to be selected to the England U18 Squad and eventually the U.S. U21 National Squad. Rea has since joined the Men’s National Team in 2012 where he has contributed to World League Round 2 in 2013 and the British University National Champions in 2012.